Stat Attack: Glory v Phoenix in numbers


Another home game, another set of Opta stats to sift through…

We’ve pulled out some of the key numbers ahead of Glory’s clash with Wellington Phoenix on Saturday (click HERE for tickets) and added a few of our own factoids as well, just for good measure.

Home and Away

Glory will be looking to secure a fourth successive home win over Phoenix, but Mark Rudan’s men can take heart from the fact that they are unbeaten in their last five games on the road

A sixth game without defeat would see them set a new club record 

Strong Starters

Andy Keogh turns v Jets

Andy Keogh’s 16th-minute opener against the Jets last weekend was the 12th goal that Glory have scored inside the opening half-hour of games this season, more than any other team in the competition

Give and Take

Despite missing the last six games due to his involvement with the Socceroos at the AFC Asian Cup, Chris Ikonomidis remains the Glory player involved in the highest total of fouls – 17 committed and 23 received

Sharp Shooters

Glory and Phoenix are both among the top four teams in the Hyundai A-League in terms of shooting accuracy

Glory lead the way for both shots on target with 55.2% and goals to shots ratio with 23.1%, while Phoenix, 50.0% and 17.1% are currently fourth in both categories

Off The Mark

Neil Kilkenny celebrates v Jets

Neil Kilkenny’s sensational strike against the Jets last time out was Glory’s first goal from outside the box this season

Wellington, meanwhile, have found the target from beyond the 18-yard line on four occasions

Solid Record

Both clubs have conceded just five goals from set-pieces this term, with only Melbourne City boasting a better record having let in four

At the other end of the scale, Central Coast Mariners have shipped 13, Western Sydney Wanderers 12 and Brisbane Roar 11

Keeping It Clean

Glory still lead the way on the disciplinary front this year, with a total of 32 yellow cards and one red card producing a tally of 284 points

Victory are the next-cleanest team on 292 points, while Wellington are ranked ninth with 370, ahead of Brisbane on 411

Hero Harnwell

Glory’s first ever Hyundai A-League scorer against New Zealand Knights (as Wellington Phoenix were then known) was Jamie Harnwell

The club legend bagged the only goal of the game at North Harbour Stadium in Albany back in September 2005


Photos courtesy of Vision Inspired Photography